Farmer’s Market at Irvine Regional Park

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park

Each Tuesday, rain or shine, there is a farmer’s market at Irvine Regional Park from 9am to 1pm. The certified market is run by the Orange County Farm Bureau, which is a non-profit that supports local agriculture and management of natural resources.

The park is in Orange, not Irvine. It was gifted to the public as the first county park by James Irvine, Jr. in 1897. The county has preserved much of the natural beauty of the area that attracted those first picnickers over a century ago.

Parking is free for the market. Just let the parking attendant at the gate know you’re there to shop and you won’t need to pay the parking fee. The market is to the left of the main gate with plenty of parking available.

This week there was beautiful produce from Orange County and neighboring SoCal areas. I found fresh fruit (apples, citrus, persimmons, strawberries) and veggies (beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, potatoes, cabbage). Fresh eggs and dried fruit and nuts were also available.

The market also has prepared and packaged foods to enjoy at the park or take home with you. There was granola, jam, hummus, juice, tamales, empanadas and jerky. I brought home some tasty Shakti nutrition bars.

I was surprised to also find raw pet food for dogs and cats. I got a pound to try out with my cats. If they like it, I’ll be back for more.

The park is beautiful. This is a great spot to enjoy a stroll through the market, sample some goodies and do my shopping.

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Rd
Orange, CA 92869

Farmer's Market at Irvine Regional Park in Orange County, California

14 comments for “Farmer’s Market at Irvine Regional Park

  1. Jeffrey
    January 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I’d love to visit this farmer’s market.. The food looks so nice here.

  2. Rajee Pandi
    January 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    So refreshing

  3. June S.
    January 6, 2017 at 5:07 am

    (Farmer’s Market at Irvine Regional Park) Those fruits and vegetables all looks so good. I would love to try one of those oranges right now.

  4. vickie Couturier
    January 6, 2017 at 5:50 am

    i love going to the farmers markets they have so many great items

  5. Jerry Marquardt
    January 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    The oranges and other produce all look so fresh. I love to support and taste the freshness of my Farmer’s Markets.

  6. janet m
    January 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Wow lots of yummy fruit and veggies. My dad was a farmer and we set up at farmers markets and on the hwy and sold melons and veggies:) hot work but fun:) meet lots of nice people:)

  7. Nancy
    January 6, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I love farmer’s markets. This produce looks beautiful!

  8. Valerie Mitchell
    January 7, 2017 at 12:26 am

    What fun memories, Janet!

  9. Sheila Russell
    January 7, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I love farmers markets, they have great produce

  10. Darren Scrubb
    January 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Truly seems to be a great spot for the types of food I enjoy daily,

  11. January 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Here they only have them during harvest which is a short season living in such a cold climate. I take advantage of it though for the couple of months they are available. I have my own garden but I don’t have the room to plant everything I like and this is the best way to get fresh veggies. Looks like you hit the gold mind of produce there. Wish we had nuts here! They have so many organic products. I love the home made soap too.

  12. Mary Mac
    February 4, 2017 at 5:16 am

    These wonderful markets are the best way to buy your fruit and veggies.

  13. Jeffrey
    February 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Great looking farmers market.

  14. Calvin F.
    June 18, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Farmers market are the best, fresh local produce for the cheap.

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